Category Archives: motivation

Funk #9 & All Things Must Pass

I worked out last night. That was a little humbling. The first few minutes were actually pretty demoralizing but I finished the workout on a much more positive and promising note. I felt like the first few minutes were needed to prime the pump and flush out some impurities. Here’s hoping I can keep that [...]
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Round 1 Post Treatment Blood Check

I had my post treatment check in this morning with my oncolodoc. Things are moving in the right direction. My WBC is coming down and the rest of my counts are still at overall safe levels. We know those will dip in the coming months but today they are good. Many lymph nodes are starting [...]
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Seemingly Innocuous and Viciously Toxic

It’s very strange to sit in a relaxing chemo recliner and watch bags of crystal clear and seemingly innocuous fluid slowly drip into your blood stream which are actually deadly killers. Here I sit the morning after two full rounds of chemo and I’m still feeling good. I did experience a mild bonk last night [...]
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2016 Chemo Round 1, Day 2

Round one is a wrap! I just finished up my second treatment day of the first round of chemo without any issues. We used the same precautionary cocktails as yesterday followed by a healthy dose of  Bendeka (Treanda). I have to say that I am really amazed at how good I felt coming out of [...]
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I’ve Been “Called Out”

Remember back in elementary school when you heard someone say “I call you out after school”? This was one kid’s way of threatening another and giving them all day (or longer) to worry about it. It was simply a challenge to a dual and the terms were pretty simple. “I call you out after school… [...]
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Be Well Philly 2016 Health Hero Contest

GET EXCITED, the search is on for this year’s Be Well Philly 2016 Health Hero presented by Independence Blue Cross and we want YOU to nominate someone in your community or even YOURSELF to have a chance to be named your local health champion! This will be the fifth year that Philadelphia Magazine is back [...]
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Successful TriRock Philly for TNT

Last weekend I had the privilege of watching a couple of dozen of our Team in Training athletes cross the finish line of the 2016 TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon. These guys worked hard all season to prepare for Philly. In total, our team raised $104,000 to aid the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to fight blood [...]
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Team & Training Chat with NBC10 Philadelphia

I recently had the pleasure of chatting with NBC10’s Vai Sikahema on my relationship with the TriRock Philadelphia Triathlon as an athlete, a coach, and a survivor. Michael Sneed of title sponsor Johnson & Johnson joined me as well. Here is the link to the segment: NBC10 Philly
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The (Bright) View from the Bottom

What a difference a year makes. I’ve started this post several times in the last few months but just couldn’t find it in me to finish it. For whatever reason, and perhaps it’s all just part of the healing process, I feel like it’s finally the right time to share. I need to get this [...]
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(My) 10 Universal Truths

Everyone has choices. All choices have consequences (choose wisely). Life and everything in it is cyclical (buckle up, hold on, brace yourself and enjoy the ride). Proper perspective + positivity = happiness. The world really can be changed one person at a time. That world is a better place when I am in motion. The size of your footprint is far [...]
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